Microsoft has been updating the look and feel of SharePoint Online in regards to lists and libraries. Our implementation of SharePoint (called Insider) has been using the "Classic" layout. The newer "Modern" layout will more closely resemble the interface that OneDrive users have grown accustomed to.
Below is a comparison list of the features and functions found in lists and libraries that are affected by the Microsoft update.
- Switching Views
- Opening the Actions Menu
- Editing Properties
- Opening List and Library Settings
Note the design changes between the Classic and Modern layouts.
Your list or library may have many views that have been created in order to quickly display filtered, sorted, etc. content. Learn how to switch views in the Modern layout.
The actions menu found in list items, files, and folders gives users the option to rename, view version histories, download, delete, and more all from one location. Learn how to access the actions menu in the Modern layout.
NOTE: Editing properties from the actions menu has changed in the Modern layout. See the next section for details.
Lists and libraries that are using metadata (properties) to define list items or files may need to be updated. Learn how to edit properties in the Modern layout.
"Power" users may have experience making various list and library settings changes. Learn how to open the list and library settings menu in the Modern layout.
If you have any questions about the switch from the Classic layout to the Modern layout, please contact Sherrie Miles.